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Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University

At the core of the founding of the Hoover Institution in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives are a central part of the overall mission of the Institution. By collecting rare and unique material on political, economic, and social change in the modern era; preserving it; and providing it to researchers, the library and archives provide a rich and growing knowledge base and promote and encourage scholarship and research.

Archival holdings amount to nearly 6,000 separate collections that encompass an estimated 50 million original documents; 15 million documents on microfilm; upward of 15 million digitized images; more than 100,000 speeches, broadcasts, and historical records on audiotape and videotape; and some 120,000 political posters. The library holds 900,000 rare books, special collections, and serials.

Collecting areas of special interest include Nationalist China, imperial Russia, the USSR and post-Soviet Russia and Central and East Europe, political ideologies and movements in the United States and the West, and the broadcast collections of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Firing Line.

Contact Information:

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
(650) 723-3563 Reference desk
(650) 725-3445 Fax
Email: hooverarchives@stanford.edu

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Description : In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, Jerry Brown and several journalists join Buckley. Firing Line Program Catalog : Jerry Brown was Ronald Reagan's successor as governor; his father, Pat Brown, had been Reagan's predecessor. Governor Brown the younger would later become known as a flake, "Governor Moonbeam"; in this discussion, primarily of desegregation, he comes across as straightforward and well spoken. Brown: "I would leave this...
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Description : In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, the Reverend Noel Maholy and Edward Castillo join Buckley to discuss Junipero Serra. Firing Line Program Catalog : Junipero Serra, the Franciscan founder of the string of missions along the California coast, had been beatified by Pope John Paul II, raising protests from those, like Mr. Castillo, who believe "that the system that he established here was not of benefit to the Indians." Today's...
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Topics: Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008, Maholy, Noel, Castillo, Edward, Shrum, Robert,...
Description : Motion picture film of ceremonies held in Hindenburg Park in Los Angeles, California on German Day, 1936. Features bust of Hindenburg decorated with flowers and swastika, folk dancing, beer drinking, marching of bands, speeches, US flag pictured beside Nazi flag. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Warren Olney motion picture film Call Number : 66025 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films--California--San Francisco, California, Southern, home movie
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Description : These television commercials, part of the 1976 Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, aired around April 14, 1976. The commercials are titled "I believe" and "No time," and are available in 30 and 60 second versions. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad Collection : Citizens for Reagan records Accession Number : 81141 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
Topics: californialightandsound, Reagan, Ronald, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1976,...
Description : Film footage of Herbert Hoover campaign festivities at Stanford University. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (reversal print) Collection : Herbert Hoover subject collection Accession Number : 62008 Reel Number : 24 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, Presidents--United States--Election--1928,...
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Description : Juniors and seniors at Edison, Stag, and Franklin high schools in Stockton ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions about political issues in California in 1974. Some of the questions asked relate to the tuition increase at state colleges, gas rationing, drinking age, women in politics, Patty Hearst kidnapping, state lottery, mental hospitals, Peripheral Canal, and the desegregation lawsuit filed against a Stockton school. The program is unrehearsed and occurs in a TV studio. High...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government--1951-, Reagan, Ronald, JRH and...
Additional Title : San Francisco passage to Japan and China from Seattle; David in Japan; life in China, 1937 Intertitles from film : •(00:13) From Mark Hopkins Hotel Roof, Fairmont and Mark Hopkins Hotels Down California Street •(02:37) The Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge Through the Fog •(03:29) After the Crash, Oil on Life Boat, Movie Tug, Back to the Pier, All Off the Ship [SS President Coolidge and oil tanker collided] •(05:24) Golden Gate Bridge, Frank H. Buck [oil...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films--California--San Francisco, California, Northern, home movie
Description : Depicts Herbert Hoover, Ray Lyman Wilbur and others speaking at the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Stanford University. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Stanford University 50th anniversary celebration motion picture film Accession Number : 95026 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, Stanford University, Hoover, Herbert 1874-1964, Wilbur, Ray Lyman,...
Description : This film consists of unidentified out-takes from a Hetch-Hetchy dedication film. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (reversal print) Collection : Herbert Hoover subject collection Accession Number : 62008 Reel Number : 11 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Commonwealth Club of California
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Description : California Propositions 8 and 13 were two competing property tax initiatives on the ballot in June 1978. In this discussion at the Commonwealth Club a few weeks before the election, Howard Jarvis asserts that Proposition 13 will cut property taxes and allow the elderly to stay in their homes. State Senator Peter Behr explains local revenue limitations. He concludes that Proposition 8 will bring 48,000 jobs to California, while Proposition 13 will cost 451,000 jobs in California....
Topics: californialightandsound, Real property tax--California, Local finance--California
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Description : Robert A. Lurie, a co-owner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, speaks at the Commonwealth Club about the process of keeping major league baseball in San Francisco. The team was very nearly sold to a Canadian brewery and moved to Toronto, Canada. Lurie mentions that Mayor George Moscone played a significant role in the negotiation process. Also, he talks about Bob Short and Bud Herseth and discusses Candlestick Park. Lurie was a general partner in the San Francisco Giants...
Topics: californialightandsound, Baseball--San Francisco (Calif.), San Francisco Giants (Baseball team),...
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Note : Program begins at 00:02:50 after color bars and false start. Jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:31:00 and second segment begins at 00:33:18 after color bars. Audio levels are low. Description : Students from two high schools in Butte County, Durham and Chico Senior High Schools, ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Description : Bill Wattenburg describes problems he associates with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and concludes that the blame should be placed entirely on the BART management team. He provides examples intended to highlight the incompetence of the management group and suggests that many problems have not been resolved because the BART management and board are reluctant to admit their errors. He emphasizes that delays in completing the BART system--despite being attributed to...
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Description : Color film footage of Catalina Island and Newport Beach, CA circa 1943, from the Keith E. Eiler papers. Includes scenes on boats and on the island, as well as footage of an unidentified Asian couple. Call Number : 2005C38 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Keith E. Eiler papers, 1880-2003 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Amateur films--California
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Description : These programs feature juniors and seniors at Sacramento High School in Sacramento. Two videotapes represent two different programs taped at the same location on the same day, identified on the slate as programs 19A and 19B, taped February 4. The label on the tape lists the date as February 4, 1974. These are part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan as governor of California, relating to California state...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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by Commonwealth Club of California
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Description : Governor Ronald Reagan spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California about the state budget, taxes, and university funding. Focusing on the university's approach to teaching load, classroom use, and salaries, Reagan concludes that higher education is not meeting the real needs of students and society, and suggests four short-term goals. Reagan was governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Event : 22 June 1971 - Commonwealth Club...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California (System), Universities and colleges -- Finance,...
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Description : This discussion by Robert Finch, counselor to President Nixon, is about the diversity of themes seen in state elections in this non-presidential election year. Topics in the state elections that he lists include the hope for a new era of peace, a new welfare approach, and a new health care delivery system. Robert H. Finch was lieutenant governor of California from 1967 to 1969, and secretary of health, education and welfare from 1969 to 1970. Event : 23 October 1970 - Commonwealth...
Topics: californialightandsound, Local elections--United States, Elections--United States, Political...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
by Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
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Description : Edmund G. Brown, Governor of California (1959-1967), speaks about the death of Herbert Hoover in 1964. Includes the carillon bells in the Hoover Tower playing music in tribute to Herbert Hoover. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Edmund G. Brown Press conference recording Accession Number : XX613 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Hoover, Herbert,...
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Note : 30 seconds of color bars at beginning, then audio comes in before video. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. Image and sound dropout from 00:29:18 - 00:29:32. Additional Title : Inter-High Student Council, 29 January 1973 Description : Members of Modesto City Schools' Inter-High Student Council ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in the room where Reagan holds press conferences. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:08 after color bars. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:29:53 and second segment begins at 00:31:10 after color bars. Description : Seniors from five high schools in San Jose ask Governor Reagan questions in press conference format. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan as governor of California, relating to California state...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : 30 seconds of color bars at beginning. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:29:40, second segment begins at 00:30:37 after color bars. Description : Juniors and seniors chosen from a variety of subject-matter classes at Luther Burbank High School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan as governor of California,...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:11 after color bars. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. Audio is muffled in last couple minutes. There is an additional minute or so of content after the credits. Description : This is a press conference held by Governor Ronald Reagan at the state capitol in Sacramento. Produced by JRH and Associates, Inc. Sequence : Slate (01:11), opening sequence (01:24), Reagan walks to podium and begins speaking (01:37), first...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:38 after color bars. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:29:13 and second segment begins at 00:30:28 after color bars. Description : Seniors from Rio Americano High School in Sacramento ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in an unedited, unrehearsed format resembling a press conference. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:55 after color bars. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:28:00 and second segment begins at 00:30:07 after color bars. Description : Freshman and sophomores from the College of Marin ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan as governor of California, relating to...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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Note : Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tapes. Part 1 program begins at 00:01:13 after color bars. Description : Juniors from Hiram Johnson High School, Sacramento, ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. Part of a televised series of question-and-answer sessions with high school students conducted by Ronald Reagan as governor of California, relating to California state political issues. Produced by JRH and Associates, Inc....
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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by Commonwealth Club of California
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Description : Leo T. McCarthy, speaker of the California State Assembly, describes for the Commonwealth Club the outlook for California in 2000. California's population, he says, will increase by 38 percent, and it will define a statewide interest in the preservation of wildlife habitat. The environmental and economic implications of California's current efforts to meet its water needs by 2000 are emphasized. McCarthy discusses water rights and explores what food production will be like in...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Forecasting, Twenty-first century--Forecasts, Forecasting
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Description : San Francisco's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system is overdue and over budget, B. R. Stokes tells the Commonwealth Club, but he considers it the "most handsome rapid rail network in the Western hemisphere." Stokes reviews the political and economic hurdles that the BART system had to overcome, and discusses what it still had yet to face to complete the 300-mile system envisioned by the original commission. Stokes speaks as the general manager of the San Francisco Bay...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.), Local transit--San...
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:03 after color bars. Color shift, jumpy images, and dropout due to deterioration of original tape. First segment ends at 00:37:10. Second segment is "The Govenor's News Conference" and it begins at 00:38:27. Description : In the first program, students at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School ask Governor Ronald Reagan questions in press conference format. An extended segment in the middle of the videotape presents part of another student press conference...
Topics: californialightandsound, California--Politics and government, Reagan, Ronald
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by Commonwealth Club of California
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Description : Representative Jerome Waldie warns against the perceived negative effects on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary by the California's State Water Project in this speech at the Commonwealth Club. According to Waldie, the State Water Resources Control Board, without oversight, chose to ignore the advice of its own scientists and began plans for a peripheral canal to divert water to other parts of the state. Waldie cites reports by Department of Fish and Game biologists indicating...
Topics: californialightandsound, California State Water Project, Water-supply -- California, Estaurine...
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by Commonwealth Club of California
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Description : William Gianelli provides his perspective on the controversial State Water Project to the Commonwealth Club. He looks at the project in terms of necessary water supply and water quality for California now and in the future. Other project goals include flood control and the need to balance resources. Addressing the opponents of the Peripheral Canal, he asserts that it will be engineered to release fresh water directly into Delta streams and channels at eight different points. Many...
Topics: californialightandsound, California State Water Project, Water-supply-- California, Water resources...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape